Our partners, members, and supporters

This is a space for problem-solvers

Rising to the economic and environmental crises of our times requires significant shifts in all the ways we work together as a society–from policy design, to business practice, to technological innovation. At Generate Canada, we put all the tools on the table.  And we bring together ambitious and committed problem-solvers, across sectors, industries, and value-chains, to effectively use those tools to foster innovation and convert proven ideas into scalable action and impact.

There is an alchemy that happens when people who touch and influence different parts of a big, complex system gather around a wicked challenge. They see how they are all connected by the problems we face.  But they also see how those same connections can lead to high-impact solutions that couldn’t be achieved alone.  This is the value of multi-stakeholder collaboration, and the power of our eclectic mix of partners.

Why become a partner

Our partners inform policy recommendations, share knowledge across value chain networks, actively shape and pilot innovations, and drive impact in their sectors.

While each of our Solution Spaces develops unique partner initiatives to drive forward specific workstreams and goals, we also build partnerships that cross-cut and build capacity behind multiple solutions and our mission overall.

Explore Partnering With Us

Why Partnership Matters

Co-operators and Generate Canada have a rich history of partnership and collaboration. In fact, it was Generate Canada that first inspired our sustainability journey, and we modelled our approach based in large part on the system conditions for a sustainable society that we first learned about from Generate Canada, well over a decade ago. Today, with visions and values aligned, we’re proud to continue working together to catalyze resilience and sustainability in our communities.

Rob Wesseling

President and CEO, Co-operators

This was one of the first organizations I encountered that deeply understood the connection between environmental, social, and economic sustainability. It’s evolution, from a focus on organizational change to systemic change, is both appropriate and absolutely necessary for Canada’s transition. And the impact speaks for itself.”

Kathy Bardswick

Chair, Sustainable Finance Action Council

Real partnerships, true authentic relationships based on mutual respect and outcomes, are rare, and are essential building blocks to supporting sustainable growth for Indigenous communities. This is what makes Generate Canada’s work so valuable, today more than ever before.

Dr. JP Gladu

Principal, Mokwateh

We’re in a decisive decade for Canada’s economy and the climate transition. Businesses and investors, alongside governments, will drive a fundamental reimagining of nearly every sector of our economy, including a climate-smart transformation of how we generate energy, grow food and construct buildings and infrastructure. To do this with greater efficiency, we need to find more ways to bring problem solvers together and build the greener economy of the future. Generate Canada is playing an important role in helping bring Canadian innovators and industry leaders together. We need approaches like this more than ever.

Dave McKay

President and CEO, Royal Bank of Canada

The partnership between Generate Canada and the Smart Prosperity Institute is a brilliant example of the kind of silo-spanning collaboration necessary to solving complex wicked problems at a systems level in Canada. Connecting researchers and practitioners; working across all sectors of society; and putting the common good ahead of competition within industries are essential to navigating these turbulent times.

Stephen Huddart

Adjunct Professor, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

Generate Canada is the right model at the right time. To drive progress on big, complex sustainability challenges, we need to convene leaders and innovators across sectors, help them identify achievable goals and strategies to achieve them, and support them with solid research and policy expertise. That’s how big problems get solved.

Lorne Johnson

Vice President, Ivey Foundation

If we are going to rise to the challenges of our time, we are going to need a lot more light and a lot less heat. That is what this partnership between Generate Canada and the Smart Prosperity Institute provides. Research-driven innovation from the radical middle.

Allan Northcott

President, Max Bell Foundation

    Our approach to partnership

    We work with organizations that recognize the need for systems-level change and are willing to put in the time, effort, and resources to drive it forward.  That includes working with organizations that have been complicit in and bear some responsibility for the complex sustainability challenges we face.  In our view, these organizations must play a role in creating real and workable solutions. Increasingly, many of them are committed to doing just that–both because of external pressures as well as their own business realities.

    Our approach is to harness the ingenuity and the influence of partners who are ready and willing to help change the broken systems that they are a part of. While this isn’t the only way to make progress, we believe it is an essential one.

    See Partnership Guidelines

    Working reciprocally in good relations
with Indigenous peoples

    Working reciprocally and in good relations with Indigenous peoples in Canada is essential to the vision of a strong, inclusive economy that thrives within nature’s limits. We acknowledge with gratitude the enduring connection of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples to the lands and waters of this country. We are on a journey to deepen our understanding of Indigenous connections to the lands upon which we work and the complicated and ongoing legacy of colonialism that impacts our work today. We commit to act within our sphere of influence to uphold the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to respond to the TRC’s Calls to Action, particularly call to action #92. We are taking steps forward by bringing a reconciliation lens to each of our Solution Space strategies–in some of these we are further along the journey than in others. As an organization, we are committed to building our internal capacity and culture so that we can share and grow learnings and continuously improve. We recognize that we have much further to go and embrace the learning path ahead of us with humility, care, and determination.

    How we work with governments

    The complex issues we tackle often require action from all levels of government.  Generate Canada engages governments at the federal, provincial, and municipal level in our Solution Spaces, often as partners in driving change. For example, representatives from Environment and Climate Change Canada sit on the Steering Committee of the Nature Investment Hub and support the Canada Plastics Pact as an implementation partner.  The Government of Alberta has served as a convening partner of the Energy Futures Lab.  The Lab also partnered with the Municipal Climate Action Centre to support the creation of Alberta Climate Leaders–a toolkit empowering Albertan municipalities to accelerate impactful climate solutions.

    Through our partnership with the Smart Prosperity Institute, we also provide research and policy analysis to inform and support government decision-making. This includes helping inform the National Housing Accord, the Sustainable Finance Action Council’s work on climate finance and disclosure, and Canada’s role on critical minerals and the net zero transition.

    Partnering for impact

    Solving the plastic waste crisis together

    What’s the future of plastic packaging? Circular thinking may be the answer.

    Collaborating to innovate Alberta’s electricity future

    How an AI-powerd “sandbox” could help us imagine and plan for the electricity grids our future demands

    Seizing a multi-trillion dollar opportunity

    The circular economy promises to unlock massive opportunities — and solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. How can Canada’s finance sector open the door?

    Hammering out a blueprint for the housing crisis

    What it takes to bring traditional adversaries together to advance action that everyone can agree on

    Meet our partners, members, and supporters

    Aduro Clean Technologies Inc.

    Aduro Clean Technologies, is pioneering in the field of chemical recycling of plastics, partial upgrading heavy oils, and enhancing renewable fuels through its innovative Hydrochemolytic™ technology. This technology offers an environmentally sustainable future by transforming waste into valuable resources, making plastics more recyclable, heavy oils more sustainable, and renewable fuels more cost-effective. Aduro embodies the balance between modern life benefits and environmental sustainability.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Aelen

    Aelen is an award-winning social purpose company that sees a world where sustainability is made exceptional. Formerly Drinkfill and Soapstand, their smart refillery stations for liquids, such as beverages and cleaning products, makes the zero-waste lifestyle affordable, accessible, and desirable. We work with values-aligned entrepreneurs, brands, and institutions on the vision to place a Aelen station in every neighbourhood

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation (ABCRC)

    The Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation (ABCRC) operates at the forefront of environmental stewardship, specializing in the collection and recycling of beverage containers throughout Alberta. As a leader in sustainability and ESG initiatives, ABCRC emphasizes reducing waste and promoting recycling to conserve resources and minimize environmental impact. By engaging communities, enhancing recycling technologies, and collaborating with stakeholders, ABCRC exemplifies a commitment to environmental governance and social responsibility, aiming for a greener future.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Alberta Government

    Alberta has the world’s fourth largest proven oil reserves that the provincial government manages on behalf of Albertans. The Department of Energy & Minerals is responsible for the development of these resources in a way that benefits and brings value to Albertans as the resource owners, while also incenting investment in additional energy, emission reduction and mineral opportunities. The Department of Environment & Protected Areas provides environmental and climate regulatory oversight, and the Department of Jobs, Economy, and Trade is responsible for encouraging innovation and clean technology development in the province.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Energy Futures Lab

    Alberta Innovates

    Alberta Innovates is a cornerstone of Alberta’s innovation ecosystem, fostering research and development across key sectors like health, energy, and technology. Emphasizing the importance of innovation, it channels investments into clean tech and environmental solutions, aiming to generate opportunities for Albertans. With a focus on building a resilient and diversified economy, Alberta Innovates partners with academia, industry, and government to drive sustainable growth and make Alberta a leader in innovation.

    Why We Partner

    Partnering with “Alberta’s innovation engine” is key to unlocking progress on the province’s most complex energy system challenges. As a long-standing convening partner, Alberta Innovates supports the Lab in bringing Alberta’s strengths, particularly in traditional industries, to advance new opportunities for our energy system and economy.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Energy Futures Lab

    Alberta Plastics Recycling Association

    The Alberta Plastics Recycling Association (APRA) is dedicated to advancing the recycling and responsible management of plastics within the region. Through collaboration with industry, government, and academia, APRA supports innovative recycling technologies and sustainable practices promoting circular economy principles, keeping plastics out of the environment and in the economy. The organization is deeply committed to enhancing the sustainability of Alberta’s plastics industry.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Association of Plastic Recyclers

    The Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR) is an international non-profit and the only North American organization focused exclusively on improving recycling for plastics. APR’s tools & resources help companies design packaging that can be recycled, support innovations that overcome existing recycling challenges, and encourage stable and reliable markets for post-consumer recycled content. 

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Avatar Innovations

    Avatar Innovations has quickly become a global leader in energy innovation. Through a ground-breaking process tailored to the unique needs of the oil and gas industry, Avatar’s technology, leadership and venture investments are creating new value for the North American energy industry and corporate partners.

    By working inside industry – where the knowledge and expertise to deliver the energy transition lives – Avatar’s unique interconnected human, technology, and commercial development processes work together to grow innovation.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Energy Futures Lab

    Axipolymer

    AxiPolymer specializes in new product development and artificial intelligence within the Polymer Industry, focusing on creating solutions that are environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable. The company’s commitment to environmental sustainability is evident in its pursuit of innovative, high-performance solutions aimed at addressing the industry’s challenges. AxiPolymer has been recognized as a national winner by the Canadian government for its sustainable and innovative solutions.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    British Columbia Institute of Technology

    Since 1964, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has been training the experts, innovators, and professionals who shape our built environment and economy – across BC and around the world, with five campuses and over 50,000 students enrolled each year. Through its unique applied education model, students gain the hands-on technical skills, real-world experience, and problem-solving ability needed to embrace complexity and lead innovation in a rapidly changing workforce – including for the emerging circular economy.  

    Supporting Solutions

    • Circular Economy Leadership Canada

    Canada West Foundation

    The Canada West Foundation is the only public policy think tank that focuses on issues that matter to the West. We provide policy solutions in three areas: resources, environment and economy; skills, innovation and productivity; and trade and trade infrastructure. We advance policies that decision makers trust.

    Good for Canada. Good for the West.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Energy Futures Lab

    Canadian Agriculture Human Resources Council

    The Canadian Agriculture Human Resources Council (CAHRC) is a non-profit organization focused on addressing the labour and human resource challenges within Canada’s agriculture sector. Its mission is to research, develop and communicate solutions to human resource issues identified by Canadian primary agriculture. Its efforts have resulted in clarifying jobs and worker requirements for modern agricultural operations so the industry can plan for the future.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Smart Prosperity Institute

    Canadian Beverage Association

    The Canadian Beverage Association (CBA) is the trusted and leading voice for Canada’s sustainable, collaborative, responsible and competitive non-alcoholic beverage sector – representing over 60 brands in the Canadian market. The association works on behalf of its members and in collaboration with key stakeholders to strengthen, protect and promote a competitive business environment that inspires responsible and sustainable innovation and growth while contributing to a strong Canadian economy.

    CBA members employ more than 55,000 full-time-equivalent jobs across Canada, including in distribution and office facilities located in every province.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association

    Founded in 2010, the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) is a not-for profit, industry-funded organization whose membership includes beverage brand owners and distributors. Its programs help several provinces reach mandated beverage container recycling targets.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Canadian Bottled Water Association

    Canadian Bottled Water Association (CBWA) is the authoritative voice of Canada’s bottled water industry, representing bottlers, distributors, and suppliers. Committed to environmental sustainability, the CBWA enforces strict industry standards on water sourcing, packaging, and recycling to minimize ecological impact. It promotes responsible water stewardship, supports recycling programs, and advocates for the use of eco-friendly materials, underscoring its dedication to preserving natural resources and enhancing community well-being.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Canadian Produce Marketing Association

    The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is a not-for-profit organization that represents companies that are active in the marketing of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables in Canada from the farm gate to the dinner plate. CPMA’s vision is to enable and lead the produce industry by enhancing the market and facilitating trade of fresh fruits and vegetables for its members.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Canadian Tire Corporation

    As an iconic Canadian retailer, Canadian Tire Corporation works to lead change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and plastic pollution within its business impacts and leveraging knowledge, innovations and relationships to empower its partners and customers to reduce their environmental impact. Canadian Tire Corporation knows that breaking the link between consumption and waste is imperative to future-proofing our business in a resource-constrained world. 

    Supporting Solutions

    • Circular Economy Leadership Canada
    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Cascades

    Sixty years ago, Cascades became a pioneer in the circular economy by making products from recycled materials. This logic continues to underpin its business model today. Cascades supports the circular economy by offering sustainable packaging solutions that are recyclable and source its raw materials responsibly. In 2023, its recycling division recovered 1.4 million tonnes of material, 2 million short tonnes of recycled fibre were used in Cascades products in North America, and 11.8K tonnes of recycled plastics were used in Cascades’ food packaging.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Circular Economy Leadership Canada

    Cavanagh Communities

    Cavanagh Communities, a division of Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited is a leading land development company in Eastern Ontario specializing in residential, commercial and industrial projects. Along with its home building arm Patten Homes and property owner Cavanagh Realties, Cavanagh Communities is an industry leader in seeking attainable housing solutions in the City of Ottawa and towns and rural communities throughout Eastern Ontario.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Smart Prosperity Institute

    Center for Intersectoral Studies and Research on the Circular Economy (CERIEC)

    Based at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), CERIEC’s mission is to contribute to the shaping and deployment of circular economy through a program of cutting-edge inter-disciplinary scientific research, as well as through training, dialogue, valorization, and transfer initiatives designed to maximize benefits for economic actors, governments and civil society.

    Why We Partner

    As a leader of circular value creation in Quebec, CERIEC creates a critical space for research and engineering innovation. Their deep knowledge base, “living labs” approach, and robust network of research, government, and industry players brings significant value to our efforts.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Circular Economy Leadership Canada

    Change Plastic for Good Ltd.

    Change Plastic for Good is an organization dedicated to reducing plastic pollution and promoting sustainable alternatives. They collaborate with businesses, governments, and communities to raise awareness about the environmental impact of plastic and advocate for policy changes. Change Plastic for Good also works on social initiatives to educate and empower individuals to make eco-friendly choices. Through their efforts, they aim to drive positive change and foster a more sustainable future.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Chisolm Foundation

    Supporting Solutions

    • Smart Prosperity Institute

    CIAC Plastics Division

    CIAC Plastics Division (PD) members are involved in every step of the plastic production process, from the production of plastic pellets to manufacturing final products such as personal protective equipment (PPE), packaging to protect food and reduce spoilage, automotive parts, computer and electronic components, and renewable energy applications like solar panels and wind turbines.
    CIAC Plastics Division members are committed to a low-carbon circular economy. This means they produce resin and manufacture plastic products in a responsible and sustainable way that keeps plastic in the economy and out of the environment.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    CIBC

    CIBC imagines a better world – more equitable, more inclusive, and more sustainable, where everyone’s ambitions can be made real. CIBC’s environmental, social and governance commitments are focused on accelerating climate action, creating access to opportunities, and building integrity and trust.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Circular Economy Leadership Canada

    Circular Materials

    Circular Materials is a national not-for-profit organization that supports producers in meeting their obligations under extended producer responsibility across Canada. This includes building efficient and effective recycling systems where materials are collected, recycled, and returned back to producers to use as recycled content in new products and packaging. As an organization focused on building enhanced recycling systems, Circular Materials ensures more materials are looped into the circular economy, benefiting both people and the environment.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Circular Plastics Taskforce

    The Circular Plastics Taskforce (CPT) is aimed at helping build a circular economy for post-consumer plastics in Canada. The CPT proposes concrete solutions to optimize plastics management along the value chain and supports the strengthening of end-markets towards greater industry performance and higher quality recycled materials.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Circular Regions

    ​Circular Regions is a Norwegian non-profit organization collaborating internationally, developing a data-driven suite of tools to help mission-oriented organizations in the Circular Economy and related arenas to catalogue, contextualize and connect their data and resources to bridge them to the wider community for cross-sector, multi-stakeholder ecosystem transformation. 

    Supporting Solutions

    • Circular Economy Leadership Canada

    City of Edmonton

    The City of Edmonton is a municipal government committed to environmental sustainability and innovative waste management. As a leader in addressing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, Edmonton has embarked on initiatives to reduce plastic waste and promote recycling, aiming to divert waste from landfills. Through partnerships and community engagement, the city works towards creating a circular economy, demonstrating its dedication to preserving natural resources and fostering a sustainable urban environment.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    City of Richmond

    The City of Richmond is dedicated to environmental sustainability and is at the forefront of transitioning to a circular economy through its innovative Richmond Circular City Strategy. This comprehensive strategy, aligned with the city’s Sustainability Framework and Community Energy and Emissions Plan, aims to achieve a 100% circular economy by 2050. By integrating circular principles into policy planning, stakeholder engagement, and projects, Richmond is pioneering sustainable urban development that regenerates natural capital, maximizes resource use, and promotes renewable processes, establishing the City as a leader in balancing economic growth with environmental stewardship.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Circular Economy Leadership Canada

    City of Toronto

    The City of Toronto, as a municipal government, is deeply invested in sustainable urban development and environmental stewardship. It actively addresses environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues through comprehensive waste management programs, green infrastructure projects, and initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions. By promoting recycling, renewable energy, and sustainable transportation, Toronto is committed to creating a resilient and inclusive city that prioritizes the well-being of its communities and the health of the planet.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Clean Economy Fund

    The Clean Economy Fund is a public foundation with the mandate to support giant leaps toward a net zero, climate-safe future.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Smart Prosperity Institute

    Cleanfarms/AgriRÉCUP

    Cleanfarms operates at the intersection of agriculture and environmental sustainability, focusing on the responsible disposal and recycling of agricultural waste and packaging. It offers environmental producer responsibility programs for the collection and safe handling of ag plastic containers once used on the farm, as well as products often used in crop protection and old, unwanted pesticides and animal/livestock medications. These programs help ensure that Canadian farms remain productive while minimizing their environmental footprint, fostering a sustainable agricultural sector for future generations. Operating across Canada as “Cleanfarms”, in Quebec, it is known as AgriRÉCUP.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Co-operators

    Co‑operators is a leading Canadian financial services co‑operative offering multi-line insurance and investment products, services, and personalized advice to help Canadians build their financial strength and security. Co‑operators has more than $62 billion in assets under administration and has been providing trusted guidance to Canadians for the past 79 years. The organization is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. Achieving carbon neutral equivalency in 2020, the organization is committed to net-zero emissions in its operations and investments by 2040, and 2050, respectively. Co‑operators is also ranked as a Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizen in Canada.

    Why We Partner

    Our work with Co-operators spans two decades, starting in 2006 with a partnership to integrate sustainability into the company’s strategic business plans. Co-operators partners with and supports many of our Solution Spaces and leverages its investment power, advocacy, and influence to advance more climate-resilient communities.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Smart Prosperity Institute
    • CANZA
    • Energy Futures Lab

    Coast Funds

    Coast Funds is an Indigenous-led conservation finance organization created to support First Nations’ goals for conservation, stewardship, and economic development in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii. The organization manages a conservation endowment, supporting stewardship and Guardian programs, and an economic development fund, supporting businesses and community infrastructure.

    Why We Partner

    A globally-recognized model of project finance for permanence (PFP), Coast Funds demonstrates the value of putting Indigenous rights, responsibilities, and decision-making at the center of a conservation economy.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Nature Investment Hub

    Coast Waste Management Association

    Coast Waste Management Association is a highly regarded non-profit membership association serving the solid waste industry in coastal British Columbia and beyond. With over 200 organizations as members comprising an active network of over 1000 individuals, CWMA connects at all levels of an organization and across the industry. For 29 years, we have provided a forum for networking, connecting, knowledge sharing, and supporting our members and friends to cultivate best practices for managing and reducing waste across British Columbia.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Circular Economy Leadership Canada

    Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal

    The Communauté Métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) is a collaborative governmental entity that coordinates development and planning efforts across the Montreal metropolitan area. Focused on sustainable urban development, the CMM integrates environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into its projects, including recycling and circular economy programs. Through initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions and enhancing livability, the CMM strives to create a cohesive, sustainable, and resilient metropolitan region.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Conseil de développement économique des Territoires du Nord-Ouest (CDETNO)

    CDETNO is a non-profit organization that promotes, stimulates, and supports the economic development and employability of Francophones and Francophiles of Northwest Territories. Together with their partners, CDETNO develops services and tools to support all Northerners. CDETNO recognizes that minimizing economic leakage creates greater diversity and prosperity. Thus, it is leading the pilot of a new network of NWT organizations, called “Circular Economy North”, to increase collaboration among local businesses and accelerate circular economy activities.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Circular Economy Leadership Canada

    Council of the Great Lakes Region

    The Council of the Great Lakes Region provides a binational, multi-sector forum for exchange and collaboration on the region’s key risks and opportunities. CGLR’s Circular Great Lakes initiative aims to keep critical materials cycling through the regional economy. The Ontario Materials Marketplace Program gives manufacturers practical ways to improve supply chain resilience and generate value through the reuse and recycling of materials. 

    Supporting Solutions

    • Circular Economy Leadership Canada
    • Canada Plastics Pact

    CSA Group

    CSA Group is a global organization dedicated to safety, social good, and sustainability. We are a leader in standards research, development, education, and advocacy, as well as in testing, inspection, and certification of products and services around the world.

    Together with our 11,000 volunteer expert members from diverse areas of expertise, CSA Group’s standards development organization facilitates the development of standards that enhance the lives of Canadians and help address emerging complex issues and technologies. Our standards help promote quality and safety of services, products, and systems we encounter at home, at work, and at play.

    Why We Partner

    CSA Group standards help establish common definitions and best practices to support the transition to a circular economy in Canada. CSA Group’s standards in areas such as the circular built environment, plastics, and the management of end-of-life products are critical to our CELC and CPP mandates.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Circular Economy Leadership Canada
    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC)

    The Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC) is the national industry association representing the public policy and regulatory interests of the Canadian dairy processing industry. DPAC is committed to developing a strong dairy industry that is environmentally sustainable. In fact, environmental sustainability is one of DPAC’s strategic priorities. In this context, DPAC is actively working with its members to explore how the dairy processing sector can positively contribute to creating a circular economy for plastics and promoting sustainable dairy processing practices that reduce environmental impact.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Danone Canada

    Danone is a global food company known for its dairy products, plant-based offerings, water brands, and specialized nutrition. Focuses on sustainability through its Danone Impact Journey, organized around three main pillars: Health, Nature, and People & Communities. Each pillar encompasses specific priorities and objectives for mid to long-term sustainability goals. This approach highlights Danone’s commitment to creating a positive impact on health, the environment, and society, reflecting their dedication to aligning purpose with performance in their Renew Danone strategic plan.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Denovia Labs

    Denovia is revolutionizing the circular economy and plastic recycling industry. The proprietary upcycling technology converts plastic waste back into its original chemical building blocks, creating virgin plastics. This innovation diversifies the CPP portfolio, advancing plastics circularity and establishing new benchmarks for sustainable practices.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Desjardins

    Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in North America and the fifth largest cooperative financial group in the world, with assets of $404 billion. As a socio-economic leader, Desjardins has always had a ringside seat when it comes to helping entrepreneurs adapt to new realities. Desjardins is committed to doing more to guide entrepreneurs as they make the critical transition to circular business models.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Circular Economy Leadership Canada

    Divert NS

    Divert NS is a not-for-profit corporation that leads recycling and waste diversion efforts in Nova Scotia. By managing programs for the responsible disposal of products such as beverage containers, electronics, and tires, Divert NS is committed to reducing the province’s environmental footprint.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    Echo Foundation

    Echo Foundation is a private charitable foundation incorporated in 1983, whose head office is in Montreal, Canada. Its two areas of interest are mental health and the environment. The Foundation’s environment grants focus on Eastern Canada (Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces), with a priority given to the protection of natural areas of ecological importance. The Foundation also provides support, on a case-by-case basis, for a variety of other concrete endeavours designed to promote and enhance sustainable environmental practices.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Nature Investment Hub

    EFS-plastics

    EFS-plastics specializes in recycling post-consumer plastic materials, providing sustainable solutions for various industries. They prioritize sustainability by implementing efficient recycling processes, reducing waste, and promoting the circular economy. EFS-plastics actively engages in environmental stewardship, community outreach programs, and adheres to stringent governance standards to ensure ethical and responsible business practices.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Canada Plastics Pact

    elerGreen Industry

    elerGreen recovers valuable products from wastes and renewable electricity, in economic and eco-friendly way:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxN1F9IAEJo

    As key differentiator, elerGreen invented unique electrochemical reactor of moving electrode against stationary blades to continuously harvest solid products. This facilitates pollutants conversion, including CO2, tailings and petrochemicals, into valuable metals, polymers and feedstocks:
    https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2020185065

    Interestingly, this idea was conceived by Eureka moment while jogging on a treadmill!
    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/ZomraKErnsc

    Supporting Solutions

    • Circular Economy Leadership Canada

    Ellen MacArthur Foundation

    The Ellen MacArthur Foundation develops and promotes the idea of a circular economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy by working with and inspiring businesses, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilize systems solutions at scale, globally.

    Supporting Solutions

    • Circular Economy Leadership Canada

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